Southernmost Open House & Aviation Review (SOAR)

    The Key West International Airport (KEYW) in Florida is having their first ever Southernmost Open House & Aviation Review (SOAR) on Saturday, February 5th, 2011.  It’s being produced by a new 501(c)3, non-profit called, Friends of the Airport (FOTA). 

    1. We need static display aircraft with a high “cool” factor (every aircraft associated with the Warbirds!).  If any of your members are interested in putting their aircraft on display for the day, they can contact us for more details.

    2. We have booth spaces available.  If any of your members owns aviation related business and would like to have an exhibitor/vendor display at our event, they can download the forms from our web site.  It’s a great opportunity to market to thousands of aviation enthusiasts in one location on one day!

    3. Key West in February is a great place to be!  If any of your members have never experienced the world class fishing and diving that the Florida Keys has to offer, not to mention the warm water, great February weather, Sloppy Joe’s and Margaritaville, they should consider visiting our event. 

    4. We need sponsors.  If any of your members are from South Florida and would like to get in on the ground floor of this new, annual event by helping us produce SOAR, they can download the forms from our web site or contact us for more details.

     Soar will include aircraft static displays, aviation exhibitors/vendors, flight opportunities, and tours of the new terminal.  Please note SOAR is NOT an air show, NOR is it a fly-in; limited ramp space will not allow it.  Our web site is  Or they can email us at  As a way of expressing our gratitude for helping us spread the word about SOAR, we would be happy to include your organization’s tri-fold pamphlet (or standard 3.5” x 11” double sided brochure) in our courtesy display rack for free.  Just mail the number you want us to display for you to 177 Star Lane, Key West, FL 33040.  It’s a great opportunity to expand your membership among other aviation enthusiasts!  Thank you.
    Neal Carbaugh, President, Friends of the Key West International Airport, Inc., 305-879-9306



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